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As people were scrambling to patch the Shellshock bug, some pundits believe the haste can cause additional confusion. Critics believe Apple’s initial patch was incomplete and the initial Red Hat patch was ruled inadequate.

What made Shellshock so difficult to address?

Listen to our latest security slice podcast and hear Tyler RegulyLamar Bailey and Craig Young discuss why the open source community has a different set of security expectations, why patch management programs  won’t solve the Shellshock patch problem completely and the role Heartbleed played in our collective response to the Bash bug.






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picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

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